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Old 01-30-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Asked this yesterday, but mixed it in with another topic, so I'm inquiring again here: as between Union County and Lake Norman area, which area has more retirees? Union County, from what I've read here, seems more young family oriented and, while we are looking for a mixed neighborhood, don't wan't to be the only retirees on the block.

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denny
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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I don't know that there is any way to accurately answer that question. Demographics are rapidly changing in this region. Union County does have many subdivisions that have attracted young families.

I am in an older subdivision - in what used to be the burbs on the outer edge of Charlotte. In our subdivision (all homes built in late 80s to present) we have retirees, single professionals and couples w/ children ranging from newborns to college-aged. I think you will find a lot of the older subdivisions have demographics similar to ours.

To be frank, Union County saw a boom in the last six years of so - b/c of newcomers moving to the area. Yes, there are natives who live in those subdivisions, but I think what you will find is that newcomers moved to the area and preferred new houses, so developers responded to that influx. Ten years ago, most of Union County was basically undeveloped in those areas where things are now bustling. So . . . if my perception is correct . . . most of the newcomers were in the age brackets of mid-30s to under 50, moving here w/ families under college age. That would mean that in the bulk of those developments wh/ were established after 2002 or so . . . the residents are heavily weighted towards people under 50.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Tega Cay in Ft. Mill, S.C. across the border has a mix of retirees and non-retirees. There is a huge developement for people over 55 with great looking accomidations. The S.C. taxes are low and still only 20 minutes from Charlotte. Also, Ballyntyne (not sure of the spelling) might be worth looking to as well. Lancaster, S.C. is the home of Sun City and it is just a few miles from Ballyntyne which is a very nice suburb of Clt. Although Charlotte generally gets younger people as Anifan mentioned, there is bound to be lots of older newcomers with 60K people coming to the area per year.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Thanks to both of you.Will follow up.

denny
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Tega Cay in Ft. Mill, S.C. across the border has a mix of retirees and non-retirees. There is a huge developement for people over 55 with great looking accomidations. The S.C. taxes are low and still only 20 minutes from Charlotte. Also, Ballyntyne (not sure of the spelling) might be worth looking to as well. Lancaster, S.C. is the home of Sun City and it is just a few miles from Ballyntyne which is a very nice suburb of Clt. Although Charlotte generally gets younger people as Anifan mentioned, there is bound to be lots of older newcomers with 60K people coming to the area per year.
Excellent info, Bandi. You are right - those were good areas to suggest.
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